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Take a look at what the kids have done in arts

Over the years, my kids have attended Arts Council of York County art classes and summer camps. Camps this year included collage and mixed media, drawing for kids and teens, and 3-D sculpture. Works created by kids during the camps are on exhibit downtown, and the creativity is mind-boggling.

Through Friday, you can view the 2008 Arts Alive Summer Camp Show at Gallery Up, on the second floor of the Gettys Building, 201 E. Main St.

While you're downtown, check out what's being called “destination shopping” at New South Interiors in the Old Cotton Factory building at Dave Lyle and White Street.

The patina of the old mill's wood floors, the high beamed ceilings and dramatic windows create a stunning setting for the store's “heirloom-quality” furniture. It's worth a visit just to see how the space is being used. Photos online at


Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism has partnered with Clemson Extension to offer “First Fridays in the Garden,” free classes for gardeners and would-be gardeners.

Members of the York County Master Gardener Association will lead “Introduction to Container Gardening,” 10-11 a.m. Friday, and “Bugging Your Pests,” 10-11 a.m. Oct. 3. Classes will be held at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 825 Edgemont Ave.

Details: Call Paul Thompson, 803-684-9919, ext. 112.

Earth Fare

Friends of Earth Fare and the Rock Hill Parks Foundation will host special events at Earth Fare, 725 Cherry Road, in September. All month, Earth Fare will donate five cents to Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism for every reusable bag shoppers use for purchases.

From 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays in September, enjoy music, artwork, demonstrations and vendors.

A BBQ Blast will be 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 27 . Barbecue plates will cost $5, and there will be live music 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


Senior sports

If you or a senior you know would like to participate in golf, track and field, bowling, tennis, disc golf or other events in the Senior Sports Classic Sept. 22-26, you must register by Friday. Call Carolyn with Rock Hill PRT, 803-329-5626 for more information, or to register.